Our staff comes with many years of experience in the fields of occupational therapy, special education, and adult services. Our staff-to-participant ratio rarely exceeds 1:3 and often times is less! We hold great value in keeping these ratios low so we can provide training that is not “one size fits all” but instead is customized to each individual's goals. The staff-to-participant ratio truly allows for personalized teaching moments at any given time. We believe our success has been built on carefully selecting staff that bring the right level of experience, compassion, and excitement for working with persons with disabilities to The Haase House.
Mary Haase is an occupational therapist and has additional certifications as a Transition Specialist and an Autism Specialist. She has thirty years of experience working in various school districts and has long advocated for her own son with autism along with many other families and their loved ones with disabilities. Mary's passion to leave her full-time job and start a business back in 2017 stemmed from the limited specialized programming options available to her son in his youth and adulthood. Her main goal at THH is to help other families facing the same challenges. She provides direct services to participants, develops curriculum and programming, and manages THH staff. She also currently works as the local family coordinator of a grant through the WI Persons with Developmental Disabilities Board.
Emma Cournoyer earned a Bachelor of Art Therapy degree with emphasis in Studio Art and Psychology. She has experience working with a diverse population of individuals with special needs through her community and previous experience as an art instructor. By providing services to participants both directly and through staff direction, she can help everyone reach their highest potential. With her love for animals, the outdoors, art, and all-things learning, Emma can help everyone to feel successful, empowered, and maintain a positive environment. Emma is looking forward to helping everyone at The Haase House grow and thrive.
Courtney North has over fifteen years of experience working with a diverse population of individuals with special needs and has been involved with the community since childhood. Hailing from Illinois, Courtney received her degree in Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation. Courtney worked in the special recreation field after college, supervising and growing an adult day program, planning recreational events, and coaching a variety of Special Olympic sports. After moving to Wisconsin, Courtney was a Vocational Skills Instructor. Courtney is looking forward to helping the adults of The Haase House succeed!
Hi! My name is Delaney Johnson and I am from the Roscoe, IL area. I am currently a student at Carroll University majoring in Occupational Therapy. In my spare time, I love to paint, play sports, find scenic spots, and try to teach my goldfish, Harold, tricks. My mom is a special education teacher and introduced me to working with people with disabilities. I am honored for the chance to work for The Haase House and learn along the way. I have always thought of myself as a compassionate person which makes it very easy for me to work with our clients. I truly love the client-staff relationships that develop as we assist them along their journeys.
Hello! My name is Betsy Kirsop and I am from Muskego, WI. Throughout middle/high school, I was heavily involved in Best Buddies. This amazing group promotes one to one friendships, inclusive living, leadership development, and integrated employment for those with disabilities. During my time at Muskego High School, I participated and coached Sparkle cheer. Sparkle Cheer is an inclusive cheer team promoting community and school spirit within the high school. Through Best Buddies and Sparkle Cheer I found my passion for working with this inspiring community. Currently, I go to Carroll University. I am majoring in Exercise Science (minoring in Psychology) and a student of their Pre-Occupational Therapy program. I am beyond excited to grow along side all the clients and staff at the Haase House!
Hello! My name is Kennedy Butryn and I am from Mukwonago, WI. I currently attend the University of Milwaukee Wisconsin. I am majoring in Occupational therapy, minoring in Psychology and a student of their pre-occupational therapy program. I love to spend my free time hanging out with my friends and family, caring for my plants, exploring new places to watch the sunset, and trying out local coffee shops! From a young age, I sparked a desire to work and assist individuals with disabilities before I even knew how I could. I am beyond thankful and honored to be apart of the Haase House staff and to learn more about this incredible community along the way! “
Hi! My name is Isabelle Morarend and I will be receiving my associates in Human Services at Waukesha County Technical College. I have two and half years of Applied Behavior Analysis experience as a Behavior Technician. On my free time I enjoy hiking, reading, photography, camping, and spending time with my husband and our cat Gideon. I am so grateful to be part of The Haase House and excited to develop a relationship with the staff and clients.
Judi Weyer lives in Mukwonago with her husband and three crazy dogs. She enjoys spending time with family, gardening, and pursuing various crafts like painting, pottery and sewing. She has forty years of experience in bookkeeping is grateful for the opportunity to work with such an amazing organization.
"I believe everyone has a voice, and am thankful that The Haase House helps our special needs community to let their voices be heard".
Hi, my name is Kelly Weyer and I am from Mukwonago, Wisconsin. I started attending The Haase House in 2017. I began with in-home services with THH staff. We focused on daily living skills like grocery shopping, math, and coping skills. In 2019, I was hired as a part-time staff. Some of my duties include cooking for the clients and cleaning the house over the weekend. I also like helping with the clients on art and crafts day when me and my mom are setting up to get things ready for the clients. In my spare time, I like to do diamond art, draw, and hang out with my friends and family. I also work at the Mukwonago Animal hospital for three days a week and live independently in my own apartment. My favorite part about working at the Haase House is going out on special events and bonding with the clients.
Hi, my name is Nathan Starr and I’m a sophomore at Mukwonago High School. I am an active percussionist and play in the high school Wind Ensemble, marching band, and Blue2 percussion group. In my spare time I like hunting, fishing, water sports, swimming, archery, riding dirt bikes, cooking, camping, and spending time with my friends. I also love spending time with my family. I enjoy working with the great staff and engaging with the participants at The Haase House.
Hi! My name is Renee Weiss-Manser. I retired in 2019 after 29 years as a licensed physical therapist assistant in Illinois and then relocated to East Troy, WI with my husband Jim. We have six children and 16 grandkids who keep us very busy at times. We enjoy being on the lake, fishing, and swimming. When I’m not busy with our family, I enjoy gardening, cooking, baking, reading, yoga, and taking walks. Over the course of my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work with special needs children and young adults. Now, I find myself missing the interactions with this special group and have decided to give back to the community that I now belong to. I plan to volunteer as I am able.